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Irish Water fails EUROSTAT – we advance

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:09
Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, will likely decide today that the Irish State’s spending on Irish Water will stay on the exchequer balance sheet. Since Irish Water has failed the market corporation test, money spent on it will be included in the annual deficit and national debt (as measured to meet EU austerity targets). This decision is likely to hold until 2017 [1]. It follows a European Commission report earlier this year which questioned whether Irish Water was ever likely to be self-funding.  

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Resources on the Rojava revolution in West Kurdistan (Syria)

Anarchist Writers - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:46

The Rojava revolution is taking place in three catons of northern Syria that are part of the area known as Kurdistan stretching through Turkey, Iran and Iraq.  In 2012 a revolution occured in the Syrian cantoons, an area of 18,300 square km.  The population of Rojava was estimated in 2014 as 4.6 million, obviously the ongoing war in the region makes precise estimates difficult in particual as refugees move into and out of the region as the fighting ebbs and flows.

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Organizational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft)

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:35
 


Translator's introduction

Eighty years have passed since the publication in the pages of the Russian anarchist monthly Delo Truda of the Organizational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft), but the question of anarchist organization remains an open one even today, a question which sparks off ferocious debates with frightening ease.

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Palestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is still young and vigorous*

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:10
The heroic Bil'in, Niilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing.
It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28402]

Palestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is still young and vigorous*

Anarkismo - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:10
The heroic Bil'in, Niilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing.
It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28402]
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Education for Emigration: 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 07:00

A letter accompanied a recent dole payment. It advertised a ‘networking and interview day for Irish Teachers DIRECTLY with UK schools’ (emphasis in original). The exclamation mark in the letter’s heading – ‘Teaching Opportunities in the UK!’ - illustrates neatly how readily, even enthusiastically the Irish state is prepared to export Ireland’s young people in order to preserve the status quo.

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Avacado squat eviction in Phibsboro Dublin July 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 06:59

This video shows some of the violent eviction of a house on Phibsboro Avenue in Dublin during which the inhabitants were pepper sprayed and arrested on a ridiculous burglary charge. They had been living in the house two months and were of course later released without charge.

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Dublin protest against Suruc massacre outside Turkish embassy

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 07:51

Dublin protested last night against ISIS and the support it has received to date from the Turkish state. The protest was called by Lookleft in the aftermath of the Suruc bombing. 32 humanitarian volunteers on the way to help in the rebuilding of Kobane were killed in the bombing, at least 2 anarchists were amongst those killed.

The bomb went off on Monday at a community centre in Suruç a small mostly Kurdish town just across the border in the Turkish state. The Amara Culture Centre which was where 300 people on a Federation of Socialist Youth Associations stayed on their way to Kobane. 32 of them were killed by the bomb including at least two anarchists and over 100 injured, some critically.

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Anarchists lubricate the axes of the wheels of history that revolve too slowly

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:36
The main means of all ruling elites throughout history to force the people to submit to their rule was to recruit metaphysical powers - magic, deities and other kinds of lies to
frighten people into submission and accepting authority. People who challenge these lies
were the main enemy of the rulers all along history.

Response to Crimethinc’s “Why We Don’t Make Demands”

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:45
Debate among Anarchists over Raising Demands
A response to Crimethinc's statement, "Why We Don't Make Demands." Wayne argues that revolutionary anarchists should propose to movements which they are part of to raise militant, radical, demands. Done in dialogue with the people, it moves the struggle forward and challenges the state and the capitalist class.

Dublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to her daugher

Anarchist Writers - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:37

A couple of hundred people came to the pro choice solidarity rally in Dublin last night. It was called to protest against the prosecution of a women in Belfast for supplying her daughter with the abortion pill.

 

Banners reading Drop The Charges and Free Safe Legal Abortion had been prepared the previous evening for the protest which had been called by the Workers Solidarity Movement and (Re)al-Productive Health. There were speakers from both these organisations but also from the Abortion Rights Campaign and ROSA whose banners were also brought to the protest.

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Dublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to her daugher

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:35

A couple of hundred people came to the pro choice solidarity rally in Dublin, Ireland last nigh organised by the WSMt. It was called to protest against the prosecution of a women in Belfast for supplying her daughter with the abortion pill.


Dublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to her daughter

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:33

A couple of hundred people came to the pro choice solidarity rally in Dublin last night. It was called to protest against the prosecution of a women in Belfast for supplying her daughter with the abortion pill.

Banners reading Drop The Charges and Free Safe Legal Abortion had been prepared the previous evening for the protest which had been called by the Workers Solidarity Movement and (Re)al-Productive Health. There were speakers from both these organisations but also from the Abortion Rights Campaign and ROSA whose banners were also brought to the protest.

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On the Recent Massacre in Suruç, Turkish Kurdistan

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:42
At noon, in the border town of Suruç in Turkish Kurdistan, a bomb ripped through the bodies of communists, socialists, and anarchists who were on their way to assist in the rebuilding of Kobane. Tens of people were killed, many more injured. One Black Rose member was present assisting in preparations for a campaign to support the rebuilding of Kobane and Rojava, but was uninjured in the blast.
This demonstrates the attitude of the state and is indicative of a sad reality: Turkey is continuing its murderous policy towards the Kurds and this attack can be seen as a fulfillment of Erdogan’s promise to stop Rojava by any means necessary. In the coming months, Black Rose will continue to broaden the scope in organizing committees and networks in solidarity with Rojava. We hope for your support.

Our Sadness Will Be Our Anger, Kobanê Will Reconstructure

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:33
Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) statement on the bombing of the Amara Cultural Center in Suruç (Pîrsus)
Yesterday, nearly three hundred people set off from different cities, with the call of Federation of Socialist Youth Associations; in order to rebuilt Kobanê, which was tried to be looted by the ISIS. Today, arriving Suruç (Pîrsus), just before leaving for Kobane, these young people made a press release in front of the Amara Culture Center in Suruç (Pîrsus). At the end of the press release, a bomb exploding in the middle of the crowd, silenced many hearts which had been beating with the hope of reconstruction.

Guide for collective survival in times of mass destruction

Libcom.org News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:14
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An article about the recent referendum (05/07/15) in Greece

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Our sadness will be our anger, Kobanê will be rebuilt - Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet

Libcom.org News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:27

Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) statement on the bombing of the Amara Cultural Center in Suruç (Pîrsus) by Islamic State.

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Black Rose on the massacre in Suruç

Libcom.org News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:46
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Black Rose Anarchist Federation Statement on the Massacre in Suruç.

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The Bolt Interview - a squatted emergency accommodation hostel in Dublin - video interview

Anarchist Writers - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:01

The Bolt is an abandoned hostel for the homeless that has been occupied and brought back into use by an alliance of 6 housing groups in Dublin.

In this video Solidarity Times interview one of the organisers in some detail about the building, support from local residents and what has been going on with the council.

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Belfast woman charged for helping daughter procure an abortion

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:44
Solidarity protests spread across Ireland
News broke on the 19th June that a Belfast woman is to stand trial for helping her daughter procure an abortion. In response on 24th June a letter was handed in signed by 215 abortion activists admitting that they are guilty of breaking the law by either taking or helping someone procure the Early Medical Abortion (EMA) pill.
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